Post # 1
Darling Husband (and I) are shooting a wedding for a friend of ours. I’m really just the assistant telling people where to stand and hold the shiny disk thing etc. I’ll do some photographing but he’s the real shooter.
What is an appropriate thing to wear? Its a church/club wedding at the beach next month. I want to be comfortable enough to haul our gear and bags and run around but still be classy and professional enough because if we weren’t working we’d be invited as guests.
Post # 3
Photographers should always wear all black. Since you’ll need to be comfortable, find a pair of black pants and a black blouse that won’t restrict your movement much. You probably won’t want to be wearing stilettos and a cocktail dress if you’re holding up photo equipment!
Post # 4
@LittlestBirds Thanks!! That’s really helpful about wearing all black.
It’ll be my first wedding shoot – we’ve done tons of other events together and he’s done plenty of weddings but my first as is official wife assistant!
Post # 5
I’d suggest linen pants/capris and a nice top. I’ve never been under the impression that black is a required color, but I’d definitely stick to solids – you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself. The first thing that came to my mind was khaki colored linen pants and a black top. Make sure it’s something that you’re comfortable in – pants that don’t show crack and a shirt that doesn’t ride up. I’d suggest nice, but comfortable loafers or sandals.
Good luck! Take some fab pictures!
Post # 6
@ afbacher I like your idea as well! That does sound comfortable and professional.
I know the bride and groom are chill so they won’t care but I want to make a good impression to everyone still. I have a month to figure it out!
Post # 7
Those pants that kinda look like a skirt when you wear them are nice (not sure what they’re called).
Khaki pants, or black pants with a nice top (just make sure whatever you wear doesn’t show too much when you’re bending over).
Be careful of buttons, I’ve read “bad photog stories” where the shirt comes unbuttoned or a button falls off. Its rare, but it does happen. Bring a few safety pins just in case.
As the main photog, I’ve worn a black dress that’s 3/4 long. I made sure I was able to kneel down & bend over & this dress is my perfect photog work wedding dress.
Nothing with really bright colors or crazy patterns, you just want to blend in 🙂
Post # 8
@serabell Gaucho pants?
I think the best advice I’ll stick to is to not having anything that is low riding, uncomfortable or flashy.
Post # 9
Make sure that any shirt you wear when you bend down or anything doesn’t show off your back/stomach or anything. No low rise pants or anything like that.
I agree a 3/4 length dress could be nice and comfortable if it wasn’t reveling.
Post # 10
Wear a nice (doesn’t have to be expensive) blouse and dress pants. It would work alot better than a dress since you will probably need to get into positions and angles where a dress won’t cut it.
I have never heard anywhere that photographers should be in all black. That’s interesting.